Mieyoshi Ragernoir
Detroit, MI
Mieyoshi Ragernoir is a Harlem-born painter and mixed-media installation artist. In 2022, Mieyoshi Ragernoir received her MFA in Michigan, building upon her BFA in Painting earned from Pratt Institute in 2019. Mieyoshi creates celebratory paintings archiving the connections of people, heritage, and joy; predominantly portraits highlighting the radiance of Black femininity. Beyond capturing the vibrant essence of Black femininity, Ragernoir's work serves to illuminate her visual commentary and social lens on Black American history and how it presents itself in contemporary society. As a Harlem native who grew up in the West Bronx, the vibrant styles, languages, and essence of both communities heavily influence and shape Ragernoir’s artwork.